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Give Your Kid a Voice in the Gun Control Debate With This Election Site  Give Your Kid a Voice in the Gun Control Debate With This Election Site 

In the midst of the student-led March For Our Lives movement, more young activists are coming forward and asking for changes to gun control policies. Many of them are too young to vote, but they deserve to make their voices heard.

A Gun Lingo Glossary for Those Unfamiliar With Firearms A Gun Lingo Glossary for Those Unfamiliar With Firearms

There are a lot of gun terms thrown around in the media these days, like “clip,” “casings,” and “semi-automatic.” But if you’re not familiar with firearms, many of these terms might go over your head. This glossary of common gun lingo will help clear things up so you can be an informed part of the conversation.

When Do You Talk About Gun Ownership in a Relationship? When Do You Talk About Gun Ownership in a Relationship?

Some people have problems that require delicate advice from a qualified professional. Others just need a random a guy on the internet to kick ‘em in the teeth (with honesty, that is). I’m the latter. Welcome back to Tough Love.

How to Spot Gun Stocks in Your Portfolio How to Spot Gun Stocks in Your Portfolio

If you’re worried about your exposure to gun stocks, Morningstar has a new report about how to find out whether your funds are invested in these companies and some things you can do about it. (And read our general piece about divesting.)

A Student's Guide to Walkouts and Protests A Student's Guide to Walkouts and Protests

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has sparked a wave of student activism across the country: Teenagers are marching, organizing, and taking to social media to pressure their reps for meaningful gun legislation. In the last two weeks students have walked out of school to protest, and there are more protests…

What to Know About Kids and Pretend Guns  What to Know About Kids and Pretend Guns 

My daughter recently told me the one rule for playing with pretend guns at her preschool: “You can shoot someone. But you have to ask them if it’s okay first. And they have to say yes.”

These Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Marco Rubio Was Talking About These Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Marco Rubio Was Talking About

Last night, CNN held a town hall discussion with those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida officials, and an NRA rep. In attendance was Senator Marco Rubio, who had some things to say about the recently proposed and rejected assault weapons ban. He specifically mentioned “plastic…

How to Handle an Angry Crowd a Lot Better Than Marco Rubio How to Handle an Angry Crowd a Lot Better Than Marco Rubio

Yesterday, survivors of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School met their senator, Marco Rubio, at a CNN town hall meeting. It didn’t go well (for Rubio). In fact, he and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were “jeered and lectured” at the forum, which was attended by survivors of the shooting and the father of a…

How Much Money Has Your Congressperson Taken From the NRA?  How Much Money Has Your Congressperson Taken From the NRA? 

We’re at a point where most everything you read could probably use a fact check or two, especially when it comes to politicians.

How to Divest from Gun Stocks How to Divest from Gun Stocks

In the aftermath of another mass shooting in America, you may wonder what you can do about the gun violence that plagues the U.S. You could donate to help the victims’ families, support organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, make gun-safety legislation your primary issue when voting for someone, or run for…

How to Demand Action on Gun Control How to Demand Action on Gun Control

On Wednesday, a gunman murdered 17 people in Parkland, Florida, which brings the country’s 2018 gun-death tally to 1,859. Feeling helpless and enraged? You’re not alone—and you’re not helpless. I spoke to Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, for some instruction on concrete steps the average citizen can…

What Is a "Bump Stock" And Why Is It So Dangerous?

The shooter who recently terrorized the Las Vegas strip, leaving 59 dead and hundreds injured, used gun modifications called “bump stocks” to make his rifles even deadlier. But what are they exactly?

How to Find Your State's Gun Laws How to Find Your State's Gun Laws

Gun laws can vary greatly between states, and they can be hard to find when you’re just digging through your state’s dense legislative information. If you want to know how firearms are supposed to be handled in your neck of the woods, here’s what you can do.

What Happens When You Get Shot and How to Survive It What Happens When You Get Shot and How to Survive It

If you’re afraid of being shot, you’re not alone, and your fears are, unfortunately, justified. Guns kill almost 100 people in America every single day. Even worse, guns and the bullets they fire are not the hyper-precise weapons Hollywood makes them out to be. They’re messy, and they do a lot of damage you can’t see.…

How to Spot the Signs of a Hidden Handgun How to Spot the Signs of a Hidden Handgun

Regardless of your opinion on handguns, you probably want to know how to spot someone carrying one. This graphic illustrates some tips from the New York City Police Department.

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